To Read on the Journey

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Azores Part 1

Our trip to the Azores was WONDERFUL! I have so much to share, but for now I will tell you it was a heart journey. I find myself homesick for old yet new family, hydrangea covered hills, waterfalls, cobblestone streets, and the embrace and kisses of the people of Faja Grand, Flores.
As I left, my relative Antonio Nasciemento (who I just met and absolutely love) said, " a tu via parte" which translated is, "are you going to part." I replied, "si." He said that, "parte" means- "part of you will die when you go." I didn't want to leave, and yes part of me died in the leaving, but such a big part of me came alive in being there. I look forward to sharing it with you over the next week.

#1. Hydrangeas and trees in Flores
#2. Ova (grandma) and I in Terceira.

#3. Emilie and Tia Everesta (Ova's sister)
#4. The church in Faja Grande, Flores- with the most western most point of Europe.


lindsey said...

yay! finally some pictures! i can't wait to hear and see more about your trip. i'm so glad you had a wonderful time, and even happier you are safely home! love you!

Anonymous said...

can't wait to hear more details and see more pics. the hydrangeas look incredible and you know how much i love them. praising Him for all the wonderful memories you and emilie have to share.

cindy, mom, nana